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Undergraduate Research Fair will be held April 3

Penn State Beaver’s annual Undergraduate Research Fair will be held Thursday, April 3. The event is designed to highlight student scholarship and research conducted on campus and showcase student presentations of in-depth, original research and scholarly work. Projects from all disciplines are invited, including humanities, business, social sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and computer science.

To participate, contact Undergraduate Research Fair Committee member Dr. Talha Harcar, assistant professor of business, at tdh13@psu.edu or 724-773-3892, or visit http://www.personal.psu.edu/tdh13/researchfair/index2007.html.

Alumni Society’s annual golf outing set for September 8

The Penn State Beaver Alumni Society’s Eighth Annual Golf Outing will be held Monday, Sept. 8 at Seven Oaks Country Club, Brighton Township. Proceeds from the outings are used to enhance the society’s endowed scholarship for Beaver campus students and to support new on-campus signage. To date, the society’s golf outings have raised more than $65,000 for campus students and needs. Registration for foursomes and individuals and golf outing sponsorships are available now.

For more information, contact Diana Patterson, director of development, at dlp25@psu.edu or 724-773-3558 or Christina Winniewicz, external relations assistant, at caw47@psu.edu or 724-773-3817.

Communication Day set for April 23
Students in the Public Relations Media and Methods class will host Penn State Beaver’s Third Annual Communication Day on Wednesday, April 23, 8:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m., Student Union Building. The program is open to high schools students who are interested in learning more about the Beaver campus communications program. The class is taught by Dr. Juliette Storr, assistant professor of communications.

For more information, contact class member Matt Franitti at maf1017@psu.edu or Storr at jms1015 or 724-773-3575.

Center Theatre Players announce auditions for summer musical

Men and women age 18 and older are invited to audition for the Center Theatre Players’ production of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods. The play is part of the Penn State Beaver Brodhead Cultural Center’s 32nd season of summer programming.

Auditions for the musical will be held Sunday and Monday, April 13 and 14, 7-9 p.m., in the auditorium of the Beaver campus Student Union Building. Those auditioning are required to prepare and perform one Broadway-style song from Into the Woods or any song written by Sondheim. Taped accompaniment is acceptable, and a piano accompanist will also be available.

Into the Woods will be presented Friday and Saturday, July 25-26 and August 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are $13 for all ages.

The show intertwines the plots of several fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm and explores the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. The main characters are taken from Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella and are tied together by a plot involving a baker, his wife, and their quest to have a child. The musical also contains references to other well-known tales.

To schedule an audition for the musical or for more information about the Brodhead Cultural Center, call 724-773-3610 or email rxm70@psu.edu.

It's Easy To Register For PSUTXT Campus Alert System

All Penn State students, faculty and staff are encouraged to enroll in PSUTXT, an easy and accessible system that lets them know via cell phone when classes are cancelled due to weather conditions or if the campus has an emergency closure or other schedule alteration. Sign up now for PSUTXT and, when necessary, Penn State will send a text message alert directly to your cell phone.

To register, visit http://newswires.psu.edu/ and click on the PSUTXT REGISTER button at the bottom of the page to sign up. If you need information, contact Annemarie Mountz, manager of the news bureau at Penn State University Park, at amountz@psu.edu.

Three Beaver Cagers Honored by USCAA

This week three Penn State Beaver basketball players from the Nittany Lions and Lady Lions teams were honored by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) for their accomplishments on the court.  Sophomore Zac Fetchin from Hopewell Township and freshman Jasmine Green of Allentown were named USCAA All-American. Freshman Heather Sandusky of New Brighton was named USCAA Honorable-Mention All-American.

Fetchin, who led the USCAA in scoring for most of the season, averaged 23 points per game, 8.7 rebounds per game, and recorded 8 double-doubles this season. He is a major in the Division of Undergraduate Studies. Green had a solid freshman campaign, averaging 11 points per game, and leading the team to an 18-6 overall record (13-3 in the PSUAC) and a #3 seed in the USCAA tournament. She is a business major.

Sandusky, who was named an USCAA All-American in women’s volleyball last fall, recorded three double-doubles in her freshman season. She is majoring in applied psychology.

For more information about Beaver athletics, visit http://www.br.psu.edu/StudentLife/Athletics/sports.htm or contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826.  

PSUAC men’s and women’s basketball playoffs finalized

Playoff schedules for Penn State Beaver’s men’s and women’s PSUAC basketball games are finalized. The Nittany Lions will travel to take on #1 seed Penn State New Kensington at 7 p.m., Monday, March 3. Beaver is the #8 seed.

The Lady Lions will host a first-round game at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 4. Beaver, the #2 seed, will go up against #7 seed Penn State Abington.

Winning teams will qualify for the PSUAC Final Four to begin Friday, March 7 at the Bryce Jordan Center, Penn State University Park.

For information about campus athletics, visit http://www.br.psu.edu/StudentLife/Athletics/sports.htm or contact Athletic Director Andy Kirschner at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826.

Lady Lions lose first game in USCAA National Championship

On Thursday, Feb. 28 the Penn State Beaver Lady Lions basketball team lost its first game in the USCAA National Championship when they were defeated by Spalding University, 77-45. Beaver received a #3 seed and a first round bye for the championship now underway in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Beaver freshman Heather Sandusky (New Brighton High School / New Brighton, PA) opened the scoring when she connected on her first 3-point attempt. During most of the first half, the score was close with Beaver taking the lead only to have Spalding reclaim it. At halftime Spalding had a 7-point lead.

Spalding dominated the second half as they built a 20-point lead in the first five minutes.  Beaver was able to cut the lead to 14 with ten minutes left on the clock, but Spalding outscored the Lady Lions by 16 points in the final ten minutes to earn the victory.
The Lady Lions were led in scoring by Sandusky and freshman Jasmine Green (Orange, NJ), each of whom threw in 10 points. Green also grabbed 8 rebounds. Junior Sam Neely (Northgate High School / Pittsburgh, PA) had 9 points off the bench.

The defeat dropped Beaver to the loser bracket of the tournament where they'll fight for a fifth-place finish. The Lady Lions next game is 8 a.m. Central Time (9 a.m. Eastern Time), Friday, Feb 29 with their opponent to be determined.

For information about campus athletics, visit http://www.br.psu.edu/StudentLife/Athletics/sports.htm or contact Andy Kirschner, athletic director, at ack121@psu.edu or 724-773-3826.